For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Vice President Biden and Secretary Kerry Co-Host a Luncheon for President Xi of the People’s Republic of China, September 25, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a lunch in honor of President President Xi of the People’s Republic of China at the Department of State.
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, US-China Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, Sept. 25, 2015
President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping issued a joint announcement on what the U.S. and China will do to support an ambitious agreement at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. They issued this statement in Washington, D.C.
Remarks by President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China in Joint Press Conference
Rose Garden 12:22 P.M. EDT
On September 24-25, 2015, President Barack Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State visit. The two heads of state exchanged views on a range of global, regional, and bilateral subjects.
PRC State Council, Historical Witness to Ethnic Equality, Unity and Development in Xinjiang, September 24, 2015
The Chinese State Council Information Office published this white paper on Xinjiang.
Department of Defense, "Military Crisis Notification Mechanism for Use of the Defense Telephone Link," September 24, 2015
On September 24, 2015, the United States Department of Defense published the document, "Military Crisis Notification Mechanism for Use of the Defense Telephone Link" as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding on Notification of Major Military Activities.
This was released by the State Council Information Office and published by Xinhua News Agency. The release coincided with China's co-chairing a United Nations meeting on women in New York on September 27, 2015.
The U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit fulfills a key element of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change by Presidents Obama and Xi last November, and helps to ensure that the ambitious actions to address climate change that both leaders committed to will be implemented at the state and local level, where they matter most.
Congressional Research Service, "China’s Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Naval Capabilities – Background and Issues for Congress," September 21, 2015
This report was written by Ronald O’Rourke, specialist in naval affairs.
Department of Defense, "Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters (Supplement)," September 15, 2015
In September of 2015, the United States Department of Defense published a supplement to the November 2014 "Memorandum of Understanding On the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters Between the Department of Defense of the United States of America And the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China."
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.